Welcome to the University of the Free State (UFS)

Welcome to the UFS! It is exciting that you have chosen to study here, and we trust that you will have an academically fulfilling experience at our university.

RESEARCH-LED

UFS is a research-led, student-centred and regionally engaged university that contributes to development and social justice through the production of globally competitive graduates and knowledge.

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INTERNATIONALISATION

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Internationalisation is very important to our university. The UFS provides an excellent experience to international students. Dedicated support is provided by the Office for International Affairs, which serves as the first port of call for all international students at the UFS. We have developed a range of Internationalisation-at-home activities, including our Umoja Buddy Programme, which integrates local and international students.

DIVERSITY

We value the contribution of our international students to intellectual diversity at the UFS. We value the contribution that our international students make to intellectual diversity at our university, and we actively promote opportunities to engage with local students from the UFS. The intellectual cross- fertilisation between students from different backgrounds provides opportunities for the acquisition of international and intercultural competencies by all students, and results in enhanced employability of our graduates.

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2020 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AND PROJECTS

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VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AND MOBILITY FAIR 2020



The Office for International Affairs recently hosted the 2nd annual International Scholarship and Mobility Fair from 3 to 4 November 2020. This year – for the first time – it was virtual, hosted on BlackboardThe purpose of the sessions during the fair was to attract and support the most talented and interested students to succeed in their quest to win top awards for higher education studies abroad despite the current pandemic, supported by a scholarship.

Twelve international institutions exhibited their study-abroad opportunities, including Nuffic Neso, the University of Bremen, UNIS Education Group – Brazil, Appalachian State University, Campus France, SANORD, Embassy of Sweden, Study in Hungary, DHET, Harvard University (Centre for African Studies), and the National University of Lesotho.

To view these sessions, please visit the UFS international webpage on the following link:  

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